“You can’t go to the zoo with a black momma. Like, ‘Momma, I wanna go over there and see that giraffe.’ [In momma’s voice] ‘Do you know that giraffe? Do that giraffe know you?’" - Bill Bellamy on Stand Up For Family
4.14-17: Bill Bellamy @ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com
4.15: Steve Miller Band @ Pechanga Resort & Casino, pechanga.com
On April 8, Chicago, N.W.A., Steve Miller and others will become the newest members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
4.15: Black Stone Cherry @ House of Blues, hob.com
In 2009, these hard rockers opened for Nickelback’s Dark Horse tour.
4.15: The Summer Set @ The Irenic, irenic.com
Pop rockers on the road to promote their recent album, Stories For Monday, which drops April 1.
4.15: Beach House @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
These indie pop musicians will perform on Sunday nights of the Coachella Valley Music Festival.
4.15: Feenixpawl @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
In March, this house music duo released its new single, “Everything I Needed” featuring Strange Talk.
4.15: Myon & Shane 54 @ OMNIA San Diego, omnianightclub.com
Tove Lo and Seven Lions teamed up with these Hungarian EDMers on the 2014 single “Strangers.”
“I can’t live tweet the Oscars because I’m about to go on stage in Edmonton. But I’m sure @chrisrock killed it more than a cop in Ferguson." - Sarah Tiana on Twitter
4.15-16: Sarah Tiana @ the Comedy Store, thecomedystore.com
4.15-17: Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (promotions: First Responder Salute, Jackie Robinson Day, Party in the Park and African American Heritage Night 4/15; Padres Hat, S.D. Decal and 2016 Schedule Cling 4/16; Military Opening Day, Pony Day, Sunday Funday and KidsFest 4/17)
Hillcrest @ Hillcrest” width="620" height="930" />
4.16: Taste of Hillcrest
Several Hillcrest restaurants
Embark on an international culinary tour by way of this self-guided restaurant-tasting trek through Hillcrest.
4.16: Carnifex @ SOMA, somasandiego.com
The Fallbrook-founded death metal quintet plans to release a new album this summer.
4.16: Celso Pin?a @ Music box, musicboxsd.com
Norten?a singer and accordionist who performs en espan?ol.
“I have to go shopping. We’re running out of everything: cat food, fish food, ant spray, rat poison." - Lily Tomlin as Violet in Nine to Five
4.16: Lily Tomlin @ Balboa Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org
4.16-17: Coronado Flower Show
Spreckels Park, Coronado
Billed as “the largest tented flower show in the nation,” this annual affair features landscape designs, floral and horticulture competitions, live entertainment, and a beer and wine garden.
4.16-24: Madama Butterfly
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave., Downtown
Wrought with hope, devotion and betrayal, Puccini’s opera tells the story of a young Japanese girl who’s misguided into a marriage with a U.S. Naval officer.
4.16-30: “Art Exonerated”
Alexander Salazar Fine Arts
1040 Seventh Ave., Downtown
San Diego-based art dealer Alexander Salazar, whose father was a victim of gun violence, presents a collection of art created by prison inmates.
4.16-7.3: “Recurring Dream” by Gay Lasher
Visions Art Museum
2825 Dewey Rd., Ste. 100, Liberty Station
A Colorado-based artist used six digital manipulations of an image of a young man walking into a house to stitch together a collection of colorful quilts.
This free, environmentally friendly celebration of conservation, organic gardening, alternative healthcare and all things green draws a crowd of 60,000 to Balboa Park.
4.17: Shinedown @ House of Blues, hob.com
Hard rock foursome most known for their 2008 chart- topper “Second Chance.”
4.17: James Bay @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com
In February, this indie rock singer-songwriter received three Grammy nominations: “Best Rock Song,” “Best Rock Album” and “Best New Artist.”
4.17: Anoushka Shankar @ Balboa Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org
Norah Jones is this sitar player and classical musician’s half- sister.
4.17: Foals @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
In September, this alt. rock group’s new album, What Went Down, peaked at No. 58 on the “Billboard 200" chart.